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of patriotism and urging pastor terry jones to knock it off. >> anybody with an iphone, anybody with a blog can, you know, put something out there which is outrageous. >> news of the event is sparking international outrage from the vatican. to the streets of afghanistan, hundreds of protesters burned that pastor in effigy. so far jones says he won't change his mind unless he gets a message from god. >> we will definitely think about it, pray about it. >> so you may not burn. >> we may reconsider it. that is true. >> that's nbc kerry sanders interviewing jones. kerry joins me from gainesville, florida. what else did the pastor tell you, kerry? >> well, he said that they are going to burn the koran here in a group, their church of about 50 members, to send a message not to the world of islam, he
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says specifically to the radical islamics. but clearly that message is being lost, just the threat of burning the koran has upset so many in the islamic world and sort of points out the world we leaf in, the interconnected world thanks to the internet. in kabul, afghanistan, when they heard about this, they were able to download his photograph. they began to burn his face in the crowds and protests he had there as well as burning american flags. clearly the message he thinks he's sending is being heard very differently in the islamic world. it's quite obvious it's not just the islamic world that is concerned about this. theç u.s. military leaders are concerned enough they have raised the ante by speaking about it, pulling off the effort here by addressing it. their concerns is when the korans are burned it may cause
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americans in uniform danger in other parts of the world. the burning of the koran is a catalyst to starting more unprovoked violence again americans in uniform. i asked the pastor here about that. what would he think, if he burned these korans and an american was targeted. this is what he had to say. >> yeah, of course. we would feel terrible. that would be a disaster. that would be beyond words. but we are not responsible for that. why don't we point the finger where it belongs. they point the finger at us. why don't we point the finger at them, the people who did it. >> will he burn the korans, that's the big question. i asked him that. he did say this was a message from god for him to burn them. perhaps he'll get another message from his god telling him
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not to burn them. then, of course, there's the city ordinance in gainesville completely unspecified about the burning of books but addresses the idea of an open fire in your yard. yes, it does allow you to make a campfire in your yard. police say their interpretation of the ordinance would allow for the burning of twigs and branches but not books. books have ink, ink could be a hazardous material, which is a round about way of saying if he decides to burn the books on saturday, as he plans to do, the fire department plans to be on stand by with hoses. it may be the moment it sparks, it's put out. i think the fear is the image, contessa, the koran with a smach or lighter or some sort of burning going on. once it gets on the internet and spreads around the world, the damage is done. general david petraeus says he believes an image like that would be as damaging as those snapshots that were taken of the
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abu ghraib prison. >> the outrage. he has a point, if hedoes had this and someone commits murder against an american, there's no way to justify that. certainly i'm not -- there's a lot of different viewpoints. he may not be getting a message from god but certainly a message from a lot of places. kerry, thank you. new york mayor michael bloomberg defended the mosque and is defending the pastor's right to burn the koran. in a strange way i'm here to defend that, i think he has a right to do that. i happen to think it's distasteful. my question is this, is the burning of the koran the equivalent of shouting fire in a crowded theater. i'm joined about the the washington bureau chief of the news channel. what do you think? do you think it's the equivalent of shouting fire in a theater?
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>> almost. given america's involvement in tours, in the muslim world, the fight with al qaeda throughout the muslim world, the recent history, all have you to remember is the powerful impact of images, be they abu ghraib images or cartoons of prophet mohammed a few years ago. given the nature of our bir business, the media, proliferation of satellite, bloggers, media, we're focusing on an insignificant group, a marginal pastor in the middle of florida, because of that attention his actions on saturdayf it takes place, could have reverberations that will touch on national security of the united states and america's relationship with more than a billion muslims in the world. this is the nature of the new world, globalized world unfortunately. what bothers me the most is that this action is not taking place in a vacuum. it's taking place against the
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background, cacophony of voices intolerant of muslims, intolerant of others, intolerant of immigrants, intolerant of america being part of this complex world. >> you're right. if 50 years ago a pastor of this tiny çchurch, less than 50 members in north florida had done this, it might get the attention of the gainesville newspaper and that's about it. now in the global world we live in, it gets a lot of attention. i guess my question is, you heard mayor bloomberg saying, has he a right to do it. it's distasteful. we think it's ignorant. many of us don't understand what the point is, what he's trying to accomplish here that being said we believe in the freedom of expression. if this is how he chooses to express it, go ahead. tu make that argument in many of the predominantly countries around the islamic world. >> that's right. it's a complex issue for you and me and others who live in this country under the best constitution, the best political document written in mankind, in
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addition to the declaration of independence, obviously you and i understand this is part of the first amendment. many people in the muslim world, many live under centralized government that could prevent something like that do not understand this. that's why this action is subject to more than one interpretation. a few years ago there was a rumor, erroneous report of-of- by newsweek saying somebody flushed a copy of the koran and people were killed. >> let's don't forget the outrage over a cartoon. so they are ready to take offense. certainly if people were burning bibles in another country, there would be a lot of people in this country offended by that. >> absolutely. >> good to see you. thank you very much. coming up we'll talk with the deputy pastor at the dove outreach center about why he and pastor terry jones are insisting on burn the koran. again, my question is, what did
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they hope to accomplish. and a tennessee minister reaching out to muslim in his community, allowing them to worship at his own church. a suspect has surrendered, california officers surrounded the man in a stolen car outside a mcdonald's in the foothill farms area of sacramento county. we're waiting to learn more about the events leading up to the standoff. right now as we understand it, the suspect is in police custody. we have live pictures coming in now of detroit.ç they have been suffering some major fires. this is video coming in to us from wdiv. you can see this home completely engulfed in flames. there have been dozens of homes in three different detroit neighborhoods that have burned. the wind is not helping. they have up to 50-mile-an-hour winds at this point. so far we're not hearing about any injuries but the national weather service is making a warning about the wind gusts and the detroit fire captain told the detroit free press some of the fires might have been caused by dead tree limbs blown into power lines.
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look at that shot. we have a reporter coming up to tell us a little bit more about the situation they are facing in detroit. flash flood warnings in effect for the dallas area. new video coming into msnbc, water nearly covers the wheels of these cars in low-lying areas. power outages have hit some neighborhoods. these are the remnants of hermine, the tropical storm. by the way, more rain expected tomorrow. check out the water rescue in somerset, texas. this is a woman stranded in her car in san antonio. rescuers hoisted her through the sunroof and held onto her as she was pulled onto a ladder and to safety. ohio is faceing a big choice, go with republicans and their congressman, the leaders of the republicans in the house john boehner, a freeze on taxes and major spending cut or go with the president and democrats pushing for tax credits and more spending to spark economic growth. the president is getting ready to leave washington heading for
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cleveland where once again he's going to focus on the economy and that he's doing to push companies to hire more workers. but john boehner, he's taking a preemptive strike. >> why wouldn't we work together to make it clear that all current tax rates will be extended for the next two years. what that will do is help small businesses who have no clue what the coming tax rates are going to be, gives them certainty. >> nbc's mike viqueira joins me now. there's a pretty concrete proposal in there from the chief republican in the house. >> i guess you could say that is true. he wants to suspend those tax cuts. he wants to keep those bush tax cuts from 2001 and 2003 at least for another two years. he's backed up incidentally by president obama's recentlyç departed budget chief peter orszag saying that's a good idea if you raise any taxes, wealthy,
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couples that make more than $200,000 a year, it will be a drag on the economy of the president on his way now isn't buying it. he's going to say once again, more forcefully given the context and what john boehner said this morning, he does not want to extend tax breaks for couples making more than $250 a year. that's part of the proposal he put forward this week. this week is economy week important president obama. not a moment too soon for democrats who are in serious trouble of not only losing their majority in the house of representatives but perhaps even the senate if republicans can run the table. here is the president on monday announced some $50 billion he wants spent right away on roads, bridges, runways, things of that nature. he's got a $100 billion proposal he'll talk about today to cut research and development for business, also tax breaks for businesses that invest in new equipment. friday he comes back for a press
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conference in the 11:00 hour where the economy is supposed to dominate, contessa. so john boehner was in cleveland two weeks ago. he called for the resignation of the president's economic team. the president here very intentionally and visibly going back to cleveland. they have stated this explicitly to rebut john boehner. it's sort of on between the minority leader and the house and the president of the united states, contessa. >> mike viqueira, thank you. fires tear through three detroit neighborhoods just mentioned. the scene described as utter chaos. you saw the video. we're looking at 50-mile-an-hour winds. we'll get an update on the situation this. dirty, sexy politics. that's the name of her books. meghan mccain is dishing up dirt about sarah palin and when her dad chose sarah palin as his running mate. what happens in vegas does not stay there. it gets on youtube. we'll explain this video. lionses and their trainers. be right back. access your own money.
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no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right.
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investigators are sifting through the ashes and dousing hot spots after 85 fires in four hours. detroit was a smoldering city covered in a blanket of smoke. it tops our stories. at its peak every available firefighter was out trying to bring flames under control. investigators think the fires were sparked by a dangerous combination, 50-mile-per-hour winds taking out power lines, hot, dry conditions. mark santee is an affiliate with our station there. mark, is there still a fire threat? >> reporter: contessa, that's the problem, the concern. there are strong winds making through here. i'm standing at what used to be a home, what used to be the
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family's basement. the devastation is incredible. you walk down this street, just one street, 20 homes burned down. across the city, 80 homes have burned down. 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts. the winds pushing the fires from home to home to home. firefighters had to work through the night, kicking indoors, making sure nobody was inside. they were working beside firefighters to stop the blaze. with all these citywide fires that ripped through detroit last night and into this morning, there are no reports of injuries here. we have seen again today some hot spotsç bursting back into flames. again, the concern. we're not seeing the strong wind right now. we're not seeing those 50-mile-an-hour winds. we're still catching wind gusts of 20, 30 miles per hour. talked to a firefighter short time ago. he told me, look, we are prepared. we will -- he said we will see more fires today. those words have been sort of prophetic.
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we've seen some fires popping up west of here. incredible devastation throughout the city. >> mark, we're keeping our eye on it here. appreciate your help doing so. out west in colorado, a race against time for hundreds of firefighters battling a huge, fast-moving wildfire. flames scorched 70,000 acres and swallowed at least three homes. in a news conference, officials said firefighters are making progress. >> as far as last night, there was 0 to little growth. any additional fire activity was within the perimeter. the weather was a big key factor in that with the cooling conditions they had last evening. >> all right. none of the roughly 3,000 people forced out of their homes will be able to return for at least two days. things got really ugly between cops and hundreds of protesters in los angeles last night. police arrested 22 people after demonstrators hurled eggs at police cars and others threw things at the windows of the police station. it all stems from increased
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tension after lapd, one officer, shot and killed a guatemalan immigrant who had a night. they pelted officers with eggs, rocks, bottles, while police officers fired nonfoam bullets at the crowds. a florida church is refusing to back down on plans to burn the koran saturday despite international outrage and even a plea from the secretary of state. the associate pastor joins me from dove outreach center in gainesville. i know there's a news conference that is planned. pastor sapp, does your church still plan to burn these korans? >> yes, we do. >> why? >> well, we feel it's something that is called for. right now there's an element in islam growing rapidly. we feel it's something that needs to have very close scrutiny. >> there hasç been major
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condemnation, not just from secretary of state but military leaders, general odierno, petraeus, by burning the koran, you're giving extremists an excuse, giving them more reason to take american lives, target american soldiers and as a recruitment tool. do you feel any responsibility for the american lives you could be putting at stake? >> no, we don't. today they will use this as an excuse. what will be their excuse tomorrow? radical islam has the drive to grow, to take over to do what radical islam wants to do. today they will use this as an excuse. what will be the excuse tomorrow or the next day. they are going to continue on. our hope and prayer through this action is that we cause an alertness, an awareness to come to that. >> you know, as my viewers know, i grew up as the daughter of a baptist preacher and spent a lot of time as a child reading the
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bible. mostly you hear jesus christ preaching love, love for your enemies, loving your neighbor as yourself. in what way do you think this is what jesus would do? >> well, you're correct. the bible does command us to love. the greatest of all commands is love. but he also says there's no greater love than he that would lay down his life for his fellow neighbor, for his brother. and laying down your life is not always doing what is popular or doing what is accepted. what jesus did was not accepted by anybody. it was so rejected by everybody they killed him for it but it was still the greatest love of all. >> i know you've gotten a lot of attention for instance, the trailer that's parked behind you that says "burn koran day." the pastor has already said publicly this caused death threats. i notice you're wearing a gun on your hip. are you worried for your own safety? >> well, we're taking every
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precaution. i definitely feel it's better to be prepared and nothingç happe than to not be prepared and something happen. >> given all the attention you've had on this, do you think that's not enough. you've brought your concerns to light. you've had national and international exposure now. do you think there might be a chance in the future for you to reach out to muslims who surely live in your neighborhood and share your town and find some common ground with them? >> well, we actually hope that through all of this that we've been doing for over a year now, we actually cause muslims to open up a koran, to read it for themselves, just like we encourage christians to not go off what the preacher says, the pastor said, but actually look at the bible. what does the bible say. they should see that it's not
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our opinion that the koran promotes violence. open up the koran for yourself and you'll find it. >> pastor sapp, good to talk to you today. i appreciate you spent a little time with me. >> thank you. >> well, so there you have one view of one church in florida sparking the outrage. there's another church here in tennessee, it's called heart strong church that's taking a far different approach. let me bring in steve stone who is theastor there in tennessee. tell me how your approaching differs from what we just heard from pastor sapp? >> well, when the islamic center bought the land across from us a year and a half ago, as fast as we could, we got up a big red banner that said, welcome to the neighborhood. they are our neighbors. the jesus i love and follow teaches us to love our neighbors. >> when you heard pastor sapp saying he's encouraging muslims to read the koran and see how violent it is, how would you
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respond to him? >> i think what's happening -- i cannot judge his heart or soul or character or motive but i can judge the act and say the acis sad and hateful and it's an insult to the jesus i follow who died to prove the greatest power in the universe is love. >> and so now you haveç actual welcomed muslims into your sanctuary, into your church. what kind of peace offering are you giving the folks who are -- they are in a different religion? how are you making the overtures? >> well, they are building the building across the street from us. it wasn't going to be ready by ramadan. they asked us if they might use our facilities a night or two. we said these facilities belong to god, you can use them as we do. they ended up being with us for the whole month of ramadan.
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they are a kind, loving, gracious people. >> there have been some problems in tennessee. in fact, federal investigators said last week there was a suspicious fire, the damage to the site of a future mosque. it was arson. they have offered $20,000 in a reward for information. we've been talking a lot about the relationship between christians and muslims in this country, a big debate over the mosque at ground zero. how do you think christians should move forward here in the united states of america? >> i believe it's our role to get to know people, not according to their religion or politics or theology but just to get to know people. the more we've gotten to know our neighbors across the street at mic, the more we've grown to love them. we call each other brother and sister when we greet now. >> pastor stone, i'm so glad for the chance to talk to you. thank you. >> thank you. >> this is better than thanksgiving. >> uh-huh.
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there it is, back on the road or should i say back to the air for president obama, leaving marine one getting on board air force one heading to cleveland again to highlight his proposals to jump-start the economy. of course he's already gotten pushback from john boehner of ohio pushing back saying the president should freeze the tax cuts where they are and cut spending. rahm emanuel, president obama's right-hand man, president's dheef of staffer has a reputation of being an attack dog, liberal use of swear words and getting in the face of those that oppose his plan, he's also known for chicago-style
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politics, the question is would rahm emanuel's skills be better used in chicago as that city's mayor? msnbc contributor jim warren joins us now. what are you hearing? isç emanuel going to quit and n for mayor of the windy city. >> contessa, i'm the one who would bet the mortgage on mayor daley running for another term. right now i'm sure rahm emanuel is one of the people considering whether it is right. i think emanuel in theory could be an absolutely terrific mayor, considering the huge problems ahead for chicago. next guy is going to have to raise transit fares, cut employees, negotiate a tough contract with the teacher's union. he may have to deal with the republican governor. he may have to deal with a republican in the house of representatives. it will not be an easy job. i'm sorry, contessa?
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>> the thing is, it may significantly shift chicago politics, but what about politics at thehite house. this could dramatically change the way the white house goes about getting support for its proposals. >> i think there's the washington caricature of rahmbo, throwing swear words, f-bombs around all the time. there's another guy who is a shrewd, low-key operator, a guy as my congressman, a retail politician. the question for me, this is somebody who has never managed something big before. he is a staffer. i think that, perhaps, is a double edged sword. i think it's the lure for him to come back and see if he can win and basically run his own business. at the same time could he run something as big as this? could he deal with this volcanized political culture, all these factions, major
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metropolis. >> there are officials that are more than happy to see rahm emanuel go. they say he made a mess of things at the white house, alienated people who might have been supporters had they been coaxed rather than strong armed. does he leave an opportunity for the white house to go about business differently? >> the answer is obviously yes. i think some of the attacks on emanuel are sort of blaming the messenger. the problem has been the overall strategy the white house has employed and an absolutely crappy economy. i don't think if you would have had mother teresa in there, somebody to talk softlyç and gently, somebody very solicitous, a negotiator type, i don't think it would have made a difference. i think the democrats would have been in a tough jam. can he take those skills of his and translate them into a much tougher job than he has now, may be the toughest job in american government, a big city mayor. i don't know.
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he's going to have to make the decision quick. first election, primary, two guys make it out of the first pack february 22nd. you've got to come back here and start raising money really quick. so while the president is on air force one, rahm emanuel better consider whether he wants to fly back commercial on united airlines and consider moving back to his house here. >> jim, good to see you, thank you. >> see, you contessa. meghan mccain spills the beans. why she said sarah palin made her cry. boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko.
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baseball game in milwaukee. first he's out, then the center fielder, chris dickerson. gets weirder. the umpire tosses a fan in the stands heckling. oh, those brewers. the fan had a few choice words for the ump before they gave him the hook. i mean, sometimes you don't get three strikes. sometimes just one. they are out of there. thank heaven for little girls. divorce lawyers might say after reading the article and the current issue of "psychology today" which says parents of girls divorce more than parents of boys. they tracked studies that say not only are divorce rates higher for couples with daughters but women are less likely to rematch. they are more likely to get hitched if the baby is a boy. is this sexism? the author does not think so. her conclusion is moms of
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president ahmadinejad tops our world view. criticized the iranian president for what he called his anti-semitic attitudes and questions his own attitudes during the missile crisis. tony blair has canceled another launch party, "a journey, defending a decade as britain's prime minister." this following dublin hurling projectiles at him. two fishermen in the bahamas had the surprise of their life. they discovered a human body part or parts inside a 12-foot tiger shark. according to the police the remains appear to be several days old. not clear whether the person was dead or alive when it was eaten by the fish. meghan mccain is spilling the beans on her dads presidential campaign. she tells jay leno she was
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blind-sided by the idea of picking sarah palin as his running mate. >> like the rest of the country i had no idea who she was. i was crying on the bus on the way to the rally. i remember being on stage and distinctly remember thinking, god, let her not have any skeletons in the closet. please god. i was just scared. i didn't know her. in politics --ç >> what did you think of her once you met her. >> my initial reaction was who the hell is sarah palin like everyone else. >> jonathan capehart, contributor to msnbc and mover and shaker at the "washington post." when you're hearing her say, who is sarah palin, does that hurt sarah palin in any way, shape, or form now? >> probably not but meghan mccain is only saying what we were all saying that morning when news came over our iphones that governor palin was picked as his vp nominee. we were all sitting there thinking the same thing. who is this person? >> here is another thing meghan
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mccain said about the potential voting situation should sarah palin be on the ticket in 2012. >> i can't voting for a democrat, but i really hope for politics, i'm so sick of this us versus them mentality. i just would love a republican candidate because i really do believe in the core values of the republican party. i just want a candidate that's going to bring us all together and stop being us versus them. right now i'm team romney. >> we're looking at this, does meeting meghan mccain represent a view they should be concerned about. she said she dresses like a stripper. she doesn't think there's anything wrong with being gay. she's sort of this fun loving, let's get rid of the us versus them mentality. do republicans need to consider her brand of voter very seriously? >> reporter: yes, they do. meghan mccain is young. meghan mccain is part of the demographic that's only going to
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get bigger and increase as some of the old fogeys in the party die off. meghan mccain when she says she's tired of the them versus us mentality, even though she doesn't-of- didn't say she wouldn't vote for sarah palin she's clearly saying she would not. she's not going to vote for the democrat but not palin. she doesn't represent the kind of republican party meghan mccain wants to be part of. >> i mentioned you were a mover and shaker at the "washington post." i want to make sure i mention to folks we just had the video about if you want to landç a ly how you should dance. this was the video they showed about how to be a good dancer. i just want to say that you actually are a phenomenal dancer. >> that's right. we've danced together. many times. >> do you want to weigh in on whether or not you can land a lady by your smooth moves or all -- that video didn't do it for me. do you want to show the people
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the way if you really want to land someone good? >> reporter: contessa, two things. one, i am not the right person about how to land the ladies. and two i'm on the grounds of the white house. dignity reigns supreme here. >> that's not what i heard. i heard on the commercial break you were grooving. you were on the grounds of the white house. >> i was off camera. >> by the way, you had me at hello. >> reporter: don't tell your husband band. >> jonathan capehart, thank you. >> thanks, contessa. >> busy afternoon, all jokes aside. top of the hour, "jersey shore," snooki in a seaside heights courtroom. disorderly conduct, creating a public nuisance, not because of her mtv show but because of an incident on the beach last month. later this afternoon a status hearing in former rob blagojevich's retrial. he'll find out how many attorneys he'll be able to afford to keep.
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supreme court already ruled on this. contessa, no, free speech is not protected when it puts other lives at risk. the spreading of the burning of koran has fanned the flames of hate around the world. chris says i would like to request pastors read the koran, tell us which parts they see as threats and which passages they deem to be radical. bob e-mails me, while i have no personal interest in koran burning, those that do have a constitutional right to do so. should extremists decide our free speech right is an skusz to commit violence. i always like to hear from you. reach me on twitter and facebook." thank you for being here. out west, the nfl kicks off its season, where else? the home of the super bowl champ
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